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Full text of "The Letters Of Horace Walpole Vol I"

Head10, and ordered by Whitehead11, the author of Manners. It has been written into the country that Sir R. has had two fits of an apoplexy, and cannot live till Christmas ; but I think he is recovered to be as well as ever. To-morrow se'nnight is the Dayu\ It is critical. You shall hear
faithfully.
The Opera takes: Monticelli pleases almost equal to Fari-nelli: Amorevoli is much liked ; but the poor, fine Viscontina scarce at all. ...1SI carry the two former to-night to my Lady Townshend's.
Lord Coventry14 has had his son15 thrown out by the party: he went to Carlton House; the Prince asked him about the election : ' Sir,' said he, ' the Tories have betrayed me, as they will you, the first time you have occasion for them.'
The merchants have petitioned the King for more guard-ships. My Lord President16 referred them to the Admiralty ; but they bluntly refused to go, and said they would have redress from the King himself.
I am called down to dinner, and cannot write more now. I will thank dear Mr. Chute and the Grrifona next post. I hope she and you liked your things.
Good night, my dearest child! Your brother and I sit upon your affairs every morning.
Yours ever.
10  A •well-known, tavern in Covent Garden.
11  Paul Whitehead. satirical poet : d, 1774.
12  The day the Parliament was to meet.    Walpole.
18 Passage omitted, 14 William Coventry (ciro. 1688-1761), fifth Earl of Coventry. 16 Thomas Henry Coventry (1721-
1744), Viscount Deerhurst.   He died before hia father.
ie Spencer Compton (oirc. 1674-1743), Earl of Wilmington; Speaker of the House of Commons, 1715-27 ; Paymaster of the Forces, 1722-80; Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal, 1780; Lord President of the Council, 1730-42 ; KG-., 1738; First Lord of the Treasury, 1742.